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 Chance.Chancellor. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Chan’cel
 
means a lattice-screen. In the Roman law courts the lawyers were cut off from the public by such a screen. (Latin, cancellus.)   1
   Chancel of a church. That part of a church which contains the altar, and the seats set apart for the choir. It is generally raised a step or more above the floor of the nave.   2
 


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